While living in San Francisco, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Peter Mohrbacher: an amazingly hard working illustrator who has some beautiful images in his portfolio. If you’ve played Magic: The Gathering in recent years, or if you’re a fan of the Spectrum books, you may be familiar with some of the work he’s done. If not, you should definitely become familiar with his work.
I’m personally kind of excited for the world of VR. I remember trying out a hang glider simulator back around 1995 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and thought it was pretty cool at the time. And of course, growing up watching Star Trek, the holodeck seems pretty amazing.
The next wave of consoles is out. The PS4 came out a couple weeks ago, and now this past Friday we see the release of the next big thing… the XBone. I’m tellin’ ya now folks… don’t let these slick corporate types fool you. Each generation since the Nintendo Entertainment System has just been one giant ploy to make you pay for things that you don’t need. People market things to make you spend more money.
Dan Behrens aka Danimal Cannon is a musician that I’ve been familiar with for a rather long time due to his frequent participation in the Dwelling of Duel contests (something I never worked up the courage to participate in myself). I was catching up on recent gaming news today, and came across a recent talk that he did for for TedX where he discusses the benefits that working with new and limited tools has had on his development as an artist.
Like the writer over at Kotaku, I don’t even have anything more to say on the matter. Gamefront has some amazing video up on their YouTube Channel of glitches from WWE 2K14. As an aside, am I the only one slightly disturbed that people like WWF wrestler André (The Giant) Roussimoff appear in WWE games a two full decades after their death?
I’ve been playing a lot of Guild Wars 2 lately. For those of you who haven’t played it, it’s an MMO. It’s actually the first MMO I’ve played. See, I’m a cheap one, and I have never been able to justify paying a monthly subscription fee to play a game. GW2 doesn’t have one of those though, so it’s A-O-K by me.
What’d ya’ll get up to for Halloween? Me? I went to the California Academy of Sciences where I learned my blood type, and got to see a human brain being dissected. Nothing says spooky like learnin’. Then I spent most of the weekend getting smarter. At least according to this study.